The FBI has arrested more than 440 people on a range of charges stemming from the Jan. 6 riot staged by supporters of then-President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol.
In the four months since Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to prevent Congress from certifying President Biden’s November election victory, the FBI has fanned out across the country, arresting individuals in all but six U.S. states, NBC News reported.
The hunt for suspects is far from over, however.
“We’re not done rounding up the worst of the worst,” one law enforcement official told NBC News. “We’re not slowing down.”
On its website, the FBI has posted hundreds of pictures of suspects and has asked the public for help leading to the arrests of those who took part in the riot that injured approximately 140 members of both the U.S. Capitol Police and Washington’s Metropolitan Police.
“The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who made unlawful entry into the U.S. Capitol building and committed various other alleged criminal violations, such as destruction of property, assaulting law enforcement personnel, targeting members of the media for assault, and other unlawful conduct, on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.,” the FBI says on its website.
So far, 60 of the more than 440 people arrested by the FBI have been charged with assaulting police. The bureau also continues to offer a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals who planted pipe bombs at the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic national committee buildings in Washington on Jan. 5. Those devices never went off, but may have been set so as to divert police away from the insurrection at the Capitol.
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